Liverpool are in need of a centre back, that isn’t up for debate. The Reds have been decimated by injuries this season and the centre of defence has been worst hit. Many believe that the lack of numbers at the back means a January arrival is inevitable, even though the Reds keep saying otherwise. According to reports in Italy, Liverpool have decided against signing Milan Skriniar.
Makeshift centre backs
Liverpool are expected to lineup for the next couple of weeks with a makeshift centre of defence.
Fabinho will likely start alongside either Nat Phillips or Rhys Williams in the coming weeks.
When Thiago returns from injury we could even see Jordan Henderson drop into the back four.
This makeshift defence is due to injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
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Virgil and JoGo were ruled out for the season by November whilst Matip recently limped off against West Brom.
Liverpool and Milan Skriniar
There have been seemingly dozens of names thrown around as potential signings.
The Reds have been linked with all and sundry in the past few months as gossip pages guess at who will come riding in to save the day.
According to Calciomercato, Liverpool won’t be pursuing Milan Skriniar.
The outlet claims that the Reds held an interest in the Inter Milan defender but were put off by his £54m price tag.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool not signing Milan Skriniar because of his price tag makes sense.
We likely won’t be pursuing anybody over the age of 23 given that Joe Gomez is still to come back and he has plenty of years ahead of him.
The Reds are more likely to focus on a younger defender who is capable of steadying the ship for a few months before playing understudy to Virgil van Dijk.
That is, of course, if the Reds decide to make a move at all.